LEXINGTON, Ky. — Valvoline Inc. has launched its Auto Career Accelerator (ACA), an online recruiting platform that connects emerging professionals with open positions in automotive services and heavy-duty industries within its customer network.
Available positions will be posted exclusively from within Valvoline's Lubricant Customer network, which includes tire shops, car dealerships, quick lube centers, heavy-duty fleets and other various heavy-duty positions nationwide, the company said.
"ACA is similar to other leading job boards in connecting job hopefuls with potential employers, however, our network is industry-specific in nature and contains a robust talent assessment," said Jamal Muashsher, Valvoline vice president of marketing and customer experience.
"It is our intention to pair the best and brightest with available positions throughout our extensive Valvoline network, closing what we see as an auto industry employment gap."
Initially, posted ACA positions will include entry-level and mid-level technician, management, sales and service positions. As the platform expands to include the heavy-duty industry, positions such as HD mechanics, CDL truck drivers and welders will be added, the company said.
"Throughout its 152-year history, Valvoline has formed relationships with thousands of vocational and technical, or vo-tech, schools nationwide. Conversely, our installer and fleet customers have consistently reported the technician shortage as an ongoing concern," Mr. Muashsher said. "With our blended industry connections, we felt it important to enable vo-tech students to easily and actively search thousands of open positions."